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Hold still : a memoir with photographs

Author: Sally Mann
Publisher: [New York] : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Series: McNaughton lease books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann. In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her. Sorting through boxes of family  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mann, Sally, 1951-
Hold still.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2015]
(OCoLC)908153453
Named Person: Sally Mann; Sally Mann; Sally Mann; Sally Mann; Sally Mann; Sally Mann; Sally Mann; Sally Mann
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Mann
ISBN: 9780316247740 031624774X 9780316401500 0316401501
OCLC Number: 907676906
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Awards: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction winner, 2016
National Book Award finalist, Nonfiction, 2015
Description: 1 online resource : photographs
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Prologue : The Meuse --
Family ties : the importance of place. The sight of my eye ; All the pretty horses ; The bending arc ; The family of Mann ; The remove ; Our farm, and the photographs I took there ; Hold still ; Ubi amor, ibi oculus est --
My mother : memory of a memory past. A sentimental welshman ; Uncle Skip and the little dears ; The southern landscape --
Gee-Gee : the matter of race. The many questions ; Hamoo ; Smothers ; The kid on the road ; Who wants to talk about slavery? --
My father : against the current of desire. The munger system ; Leaving Dallas ; Mr. death and his blue-eyed boy ; World traveler, interesting gent ; The cradle and the grave ; Bearing witness ; The sublime end ; The x above my head --
Postscript: Exhibit A, Exhibit B.
Series Title: McNaughton lease books.
Responsibility: Sally Mann.
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Abstract:

A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann. In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her. Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land ... racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder." In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life.

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